There’s an old saying that “if you’ve forgotten the language of Gratitude, you’ll never be on speaking terms with Happiness.”
It turns out this isn’t just a fluffy idea.
A growing body of research shows that gratitude is truly amazing in its physical and psychosocial benefits.
The Science of Gratitude
In one study on gratitude, conducted by two professors at the University of California at Davis and the University of Miami, participants were given one of three tasks. Each week, participants kept a short journal.
One group briefly described five things they were grateful for that had occurred in the past week.
Another group recorded daily hassles from the previous week that displeased them.
And a neutral group was asked to list five events or circumstances that affected them, but they were not told whether to focus on the positive or on the negative.
Ten weeks later, participants in the gratitude group felt better about their lives as a whole and were a full 25 percent happier than the hassled group. They reported fewer health complaints and exercised an average of 1.5 hours more every week.
Participants from another study on gratitude reported more hours of sleep each night and feeling more refreshed upon awakening. The gratitude group also reported more satisfaction with their lives as a whole, felt more optimism about the upcoming week, and felt considerably more connected with others than did participants in the control group.
Ready to Experience the Power of Gratitude for Yourself?
We invite you to join us for our 21-Day Gratitude Experience! Here is how it will work. For the following 21 days, begin each day by recording 3 things for which you are grateful that day. If you like to write it out, use a journal. If you don’t like to write, you can voice record on your phone or use an app like Evernote to keep track of it.
Next, as you write it, notice how you feel energy-wise and emotionally. Record on a weekly basis any changes in your life, attitude and well-being that you noticed. What did you experience? Notice what happened in your work and personal life. Follow this simple process and be ready for powerful transformative effects in only 3 weeks!
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